VOTERS across Worcester will go to the polls for the city council elections tomorrow (Thursday) with control of decision-making at the Guildhall firmly in the balance.
A number of closely-fought seats are among the 11 being contested in this year’s election with city council leader Coun Marc Bayliss amongst those defending their seats.
The Conservatives currently enjoy a majority of one seat following the defection of Coun Louise Griffiths to the party last month and hold 18 of the 35 seats at the Guildhall with Labour on 15 and the Green Party on two.
Residents are being urged to check the location of their polling station ahead of the City Council as some polling stations have changed from previous years.
One new polling station is in use this year along with two others that have only hosted voting once before – so some voters will be heading to a new venue to cast their vote.
Voters will also soon be receiving polling cards for the European Elections, in which some different polling stations will be used.
Visit www.worcester.gov.uk/elections for more.
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